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Manually remove Paragon NTFS v15 leftovers MacOS
# after appcleaner does his magic, do this
sudo rm -rf "/Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/"
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.installer.plist
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.ntfs.loader.plist
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.ntfsd.plist
sudo rm /Library/LaunchAgents/com.paragon-software.ntfs.notification-agent.plist
sudo rm -rf /Library/Filesystems/ufsd_NTFS.fs/
sudo rm -rf /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.paragon-software.installer
sudo rm -rf /Library/Extensions/ufsd_NTFS.kext/
sudo rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/ParagonNTFS.prefPane
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@hanishassim hanishassim commented Sep 6, 2017

This works! It managed to reset the 15-day trial. Thanks for sharing.

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@Spleeen Spleeen commented Sep 6, 2017

What file(s) is(are) checked for licence ?

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@paranoid2006 paranoid2006 commented Sep 12, 2017

Just delete .config and .support in folder "/Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/"
then you will get an another 10 days trial.
Paragon NTFS for Mac version 15.0.911 test succeed.

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@averb averb commented Sep 27, 2017

This remove all including annoying Paragon Notification Center. Thank you very much!

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@rockstarwebdesign rockstarwebdesign commented Oct 11, 2017

Big thank you, man!

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@sterzhakov sterzhakov commented Oct 17, 2017

Thank you!!!!!!!

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@devJackie devJackie commented Nov 5, 2017

it was helpful. Thank you very much.

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@shashankKeshava shashankKeshava commented Nov 13, 2017

Very Helpful

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@guggstar guggstar commented Dec 14, 2017

very helpful! Thanks for sharing! :)

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@luffy993 luffy993 commented Dec 18, 2017

Hi, does it also work with the latest version "15.1.26"?

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@kamranaskarov kamranaskarov commented Jan 8, 2018

Magic!

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@DavidEunKim DavidEunKim commented Jan 19, 2018

thank you good sir

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@sjtugaoman sjtugaoman commented Jan 30, 2018

very helpful! hope the paragon ntfs notification wont pop up again!

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@sjtugaoman sjtugaoman commented Feb 1, 2018

the paragon NTFS new version available notification is still popping up... :(

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@tocaba tocaba commented Feb 2, 2018

Don't work with version 15.1.70 :-(

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@2xSamurai 2xSamurai commented Feb 6, 2018

Works. Thank you

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@ghost ghost commented Mar 20, 2018

This worked perfectly well. Thank you!

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@dxps dxps commented Apr 2, 2018

Thanks for the notes!
I used sudo /Library/Application\ Support/Paragon\ Software/com.paragon-software.ntfs.uninstall

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@avdheshsolanki avdheshsolanki commented Apr 6, 2018

Awesome, It works perfect. thanks

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@pedroresende pedroresende commented Apr 7, 2018

thanks @vision8tech

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@ghost ghost commented Apr 8, 2018

Wow. Thanks for this.

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@ckmaresca ckmaresca commented Apr 27, 2018

I just spent ~2 hrs removing all traces of Paragon's ExtFS driver. It cause my Mac to crash completely (black screen, fatal error reboot msg), so I wanted to scrub all traces of this nasty software.... All of the above is pretty good, but here are some other notes:

There is also a folder in /Library/Application Support and a .plist in ~/Library/Preferences. It also attaches itself to LaunchServices, which causes constant errors in /var/log/system.log as it can't find the binaries anymore. In my case, the binaries were apparently deleted by the Paragon installer automatically and that possibly caused a kernel panic.

You may also have to rebuild LaunchServices to get rid of it entirely. See https://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-clear-custom-application-associations-in-os-x/ (warning - there is sometimes an annoying auto-play video on that page, but it's the best explanation I've found... ) for a few ways of doing it - I had to rebuild and also delete the LaunchServices.plist. Also, don't forget to empty your trash if you drag/drop stuff to it.

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@l-laziz l-laziz commented Apr 30, 2018

Thank you! Works.

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@pavloKozlov pavloKozlov commented May 10, 2018

Works like a charm! Thank you!

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@LilyX2021 LilyX2021 commented May 15, 2018

Thanks!!!!!

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@andscova andscova commented May 17, 2018

Great! thanks!

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@Sdeopura-ford Sdeopura-ford commented May 19, 2018

Thanks much!!

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@drubiocdevelop drubiocdevelop commented May 28, 2018

Thanks!

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@medelling24 medelling24 commented Jun 11, 2018

👍

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@oakland oakland commented Jun 15, 2018

Thanks a lot!

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@ccwanggl ccwanggl commented Jul 2, 2018

Big thanks, it work

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@scastillo-jp scastillo-jp commented Jul 3, 2018

it work, thanks

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@porktornado porktornado commented Jul 8, 2018

Nailed it! Thank you!

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@woolinsilver-kainos woolinsilver-kainos commented Jul 15, 2018

Thankyou, that saved me a bunch of time.
You can substitute ExtFS instead of NTFS as appropriate.

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@dotw dotw commented Jul 25, 2018

very helpful! this removed the notification!!!! thanks!

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@elkinjosetm elkinjosetm commented Aug 29, 2018

Thanks!

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@wpuppet wpuppet commented Oct 6, 2018

Very useful, thanks!

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@forAllBright forAllBright commented Oct 8, 2018

Thanks!

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@exacty exacty commented Oct 15, 2018

Hi. I still have a problem. I have payed license and I am trying to reinstall Paragon and get this error.
"The operation couldn’t be completed. (Mach error -87162879.)"
I have searched and tried many things, but still same error pops up when I am installing Paragon.

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@Trgrm Trgrm commented Oct 18, 2018

THANK YOU! This got rid of meny weeks of annoying Paragon pop-ups.

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@DSriyantha DSriyantha commented Nov 20, 2018

Thank you so much. I tried many methods and waste many times to fix this issue. This really helps to fix it in few seconds.

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@higee higee commented Nov 20, 2018

Thanks!

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@Cinitoj Cinitoj commented Nov 21, 2018

Finally!!! Thank you. THANK YOU!!

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@donchipote donchipote commented Feb 11, 2019

Hi! noob question: is that a code? should i copy and paste all those lines in some kind of mac DOS?

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@pelinoloji pelinoloji commented Feb 14, 2019

You save my life! I have been trying to find a way. Thanks very much!

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@megskelton megskelton commented Feb 22, 2019

Hi! noob question: is that a code? should i copy and paste all those lines in some kind of mac DOS?

In your terminal, yep. Just press cmd + spacebar and type terminal, then copy and paste those lines into the terminal window.
The .sh suffix to the filename indicates that it's a shell script i.e. Bash in Mac.

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@AskFeeds AskFeeds commented Mar 7, 2019

The latest Paragon NTFS has an uninstall driver which goes together with an installer driver on the DMG file (installation Disk Image). You can use Paragon NTFS uninstaller to remove this app from your Mac. Guess it could bring more thorough clean result.
paragon-ntfs-for-mac-how-to-uninstall_2

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@pedro380085 pedro380085 commented Apr 3, 2019

Thank you!

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@MclloydVuong MclloydVuong commented May 7, 2019

@sjtugaoman try rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/com.paragon-software.ntfs.notification-agent ~/Library/Caches/com.paragon-software.ntfs.fsapp ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.paragon-software.ntfs.fsapp ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.paragon-software.ntfs.notification-agent

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@orkhan10 orkhan10 commented Sep 22, 2019

Thank you very much.!

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@diegodsp diegodsp commented Oct 21, 2019

Thanks a lot! 👊

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@frostyjhammer frostyjhammer commented Nov 12, 2019

Thank you mister Seven -- nothing else would make those pop-ups go away on my mbp. =`:^>

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@ann-dev ann-dev commented Jan 31, 2020

I can confirm this works, thanks!

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@weo3dev weo3dev commented Mar 15, 2020

good gawd thank you so much.

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@soroushm soroushm commented May 5, 2020

Thanks!
you save me when I was floating with broken search and spotlight

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@kumarprd kumarprd commented Jul 10, 2020

Thanks

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@code4power code4power commented Jul 10, 2020

Strangely enough, many very expensive programs were solved, but this $ 20 application failed…

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@xaddison xaddison commented Jan 19, 2021

Anyone else have lingering files still in: /Library/StagedExtensions/Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/

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@SergiySev SergiySev commented Feb 9, 2021

btw, you can download NTFS fro mac for free from Seagate:
https://www.seagate.com/de/de/support/software/paragon/

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@mrcabdriver mrcabdriver commented Jun 17, 2021

Thank you all.
This one is does things on the fly.
All you need is to press button "Activate".
Screenshot 2021-06-17 at 13 40 30
Lines for terminal:

sudo killall FSApp
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.ntfsd.plist
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.installer.plist
sudo rm -rf "/Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/.config"
sudo rm -rf "/Library/Application Support/Paragon Software/.support"
sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.ntfsd.plist
sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.paragon-software.installer.plist
sudo launchctl start com.paragon-software.ntfsd
sudo launchctl start com.paragon-software.installer

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